Company bosses hope these new tours will help reduce visitors carbon footprint even more

The Mountain Goat team are delighted to announce the new Rail & Road tours from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester, which have been added to the company's extensive Lake District tours schedule. 

These new tours will include direct rail transport to either Oxenholme or Windermere before joining the Mountain Goat Beatrix Potter's Favourite Countryside tour for an afternoon of exploration around the central Lakes, visiting hidden Lake District gems and travelling through incredible landscapes.

Robin Tyson, operations director for Mountain Goat, said: "Our new Rail & Road tours are the perfect way to see the Lake District for visitors who are short on time and want to explore the national park for a day.

"These new products will make it easier than ever to visit this beautiful corner of England from four major UK cities as customers can now rely on us to organise, not only their fantastic tour of the Lake District, but their rail transport too."


Rail & Road tour passengers will make their way to the Lake District by train from their chosen city, this section of the tour is unguided, and passengers must ensure they are on time and at the correct platform in order to make their train. 

Company bosses hope this new way of taking a Mountain Goat tour will encourage customers to visit the Lake District without needing their own vehicle, meaning lower carbon emissions as travellers use the UK's public transport systems instead.

Mr Tyson said: "As a company we are conscious about our carbon emissions.

"With these new tours customers can travel via train to the Lake District and then in our luxurious Mercedes mini-buses on a carefully planned out itinerary, with driver guides who are trained to drive economically.

"A full minibus can equate to up to eight cars, with two passengers in each, meaning lower emissions production when visitors decide to tour the Lake District with us."

Rail & Road tours will be available throughout the week and passengers can choose from a selection of full-day tours or short breaks, all of which will be fully organised by Mountain Goat.